Reviews by Cytokinesis

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Great game with flaws

Cytokinesis | Oct. 3, 2013 | Review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (NA)

Rather than reiterate what everyone else is saying about how good it is I want to focus on the flaws and how most of them will be solved with the upcoming expansion. The biggest flaw was lack of maps. After 5 or 6 playthroughs you knew every map inside and out. The research was pretty 'meh' and linear. You really weren't provided with any SIGNIFICANT choices about what to research next and laboratories as a base improvement were pretty worthless, especially compared to workshops. The aliens "popped in" and only a few ever patrolled around the map before discovering their group which promoted ultra passive play. That was it. Both of those problems can be solved with the new expansion coming out and if they are this would be easily one of the greatest tactical strategy games of all time.